Not All Is Vigil

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Not All Is Vigil (No Todo Es Vigilia)

Directed by Hermes Paralluelo

  • Colombia, Spain 2014; 98 min
  • Original version: Spanish
  • Genre: Docufiction
    • Special Mention (Cine Latino) - Palm Springs IFF

  • San Sebastián IFF - New Directors


A love story that begins when its lead characters, Antonio and Felisa, have been together for over 60 years and their delicate health means they can no longer care for one another. The prospect of having to move into a home for the elderly looms menacingly on the horizon. Felisa, 82, wanders the cold, empty spaces of the hospital to which her 84 year old husband Antonio was admitted days ago. Felisa is worried, because she knows her husband has asked for a place in a home and she's afraid her life will change. She only wants to go home to Muniesa (Teruel), where she can live quietly with her husband the way they always have. For his part, Antonio feels strong responsibility to care for Felisa; he wants to make sure that she will be well looked after when he's no longer there. When Felisa and Antonio finally return home, they find a letter from the social services: they may have been given a place in the residence. They see their identity and independence endangered. They feel that they will have to hand the control of their life and death to other people.



    Uriel Wisnia